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Most Advanced Public Transport: 66th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st Largest Welfare Programs: 90th
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Vroengard mk2

Population9.572 billion

CapitalDoru Araeba


The Empire of Vroengard mk2 is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Eragon with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, avant-garde cinema, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.572 billion Riders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Doru Araeba. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Rider economy, worth a remarkable 1,909 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,470 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Rider pirates, and one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber. Crime is totally unknown. Vroengard mk2's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Vroengard mk2 is ranked 150,407th in the world and 5,248th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1445.02 on the Hayek Index.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 66thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71stLargest Welfare Programs: 90thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 97thMost Beautiful Environments: 231stMost Advanced Public Education: 249thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 257thBest Weather: 260thMost Developed: 263rdLongest Average Lifespans: 317thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331stNicest Citizens: 410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 424thMost Pacifist: 435thHighest Average Tax Rates: 444thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 488thMost Inclusive: 509thLeast Corrupt Governments: 517thMost Cheerful Citizens: 558thHealthiest Citizens: 600thLargest Governments: 702ndMost Rebellious Youth: 844thMost Cultured: 872ndSafest: 1,223rdSmartest Citizens: 1,253rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,497thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,631stLowest Crime Rates: 2,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,282ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,708thMost Efficient Economies: 4,046thMost Influential: 4,206thHighest Average Incomes: 5,680thNudest: 6,351stHighest Economic Output: 6,375thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,582ndMost Politically Free: 6,889thTop
Most Income Equality: 8,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,323rdMost Extreme: 10,100thHighest Drug Use: 12,615thMost Stationary: 14,150thMost Secular: 14,496th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionSafest: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 90th in the regionMost Stationary: 129th in the regionNudest: 142nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 146th in the regionMost Income Equality: 172nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 207th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 213th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 268th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 325th in the regionMost Extreme: 346th in the regionMost Secular: 378th in the region

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